Dr. Bradley Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He received his PhD (2014) in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of TN Knoxville. He is the Chemical Hygiene Officer for CECS and the Faculty Advisor for the UTC student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). His research interests are in bioengineering: the application of chemical engineering principles to biological problems. He is also passionate about undergraduate research and seeks to maintain a laboratory offering opportunities for chemical engineering students interested in bio-related research. His areas of expertise are biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, with applications in disease pathogenesis, environmental remediation, and renewable energy. In his current research, Dr. Harris is studying how bacterial pathogens sense and respond to their environment in an effort to improve disease control strategies.
Dr. Harris is also interested in engaging local high school and community college students and local industry professionals in chemical engineering through the development of a remote laboratory. He is actively working to bring online lab stations involving unit operations such as absorption, distillation, heat transfer, fluid flow, and reaction kinetics through the use of Internet of Things (IoT).
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